Ruthin Escarpment - Routes

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
13 mins

A lovely postion and some brilliant limestone have not assured the crags popularity and it is now becoming overgrown and the insitu gear is old. Neverthe less for the enthusiastic local a few interesting hours can be had here. The crag base is very thorney and long trousers are essential.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Bloopers and Production No Noís
12m. Climb up the bulging wall immediately left of the encroaching ivy passing a high bolt to reach a hidden lower-off on the...
 
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6b
2
The Wee Beastie
12m. This tough little route past two bolts is now completely engulfed by ivy.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Strong
7b
3
Green Bean
12m. The wall and short steep groove through the bulge is climbed on immaculate rock but may soon be overgrown by the rampant...
 
Technical
E2 6a
4
The Route
12m. The flake and corner system is a bit prickly to get to and a bit prickly to climb.
 VS 4c
5
CCR
12m. The best route on the escarpment climbs the compact grey wall past three bolts. There is no lower-off at the top.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+
6
Old Gunk's Grandad's Pastime
12m. Immediately right of CCR is a rounded groove, this proves to be a technical and bold undertaking, which may require the...
3 user comments
 
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6a
7
Runner Bean
12m. Start beneath a juggy flake and from its top make a long move to a second flake and then another long reach into a rounded...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Summer Time Blues
12m. Super serious and challenging climbing following the steep groove right of Runner Bean. At the break move left slightly to...
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
9
The Rock Animal Leaves His Mark
12m. This used to climb the white speckled wall to the right but is now almost completely covered in ivy.
 E1 5b
10
Ego Maniac
12m. A fun little outing that has managed to escape the clutches of the ivy. Climb up the wall to reach a shallow groove and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5a
11
Return to the Trees
12m. Climb the bulging wall keeping to the right of a yew tree near the top.
 
Technical
E1 5b
12
Deuce Coupe
12m. A good route thatís worth a star if fully pruned. Climb the wall with a tricky finish past two high pegs.
1 user comment
 
Technical
E1 5b
13
The Nerd
12m. Another route that would be worthwhile if pruned from the ever-present ivy. Climb the wall past a low bolt to an overlap,...
 
Technical
E1 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For RUTHIN ESCARPMENT

    The Wee Beastie
    "Haven't climbed since I did this route all those years ago. Just bought some new..." 15/May

    Old Gunk's Grandad's Pastime
    "Good to see this crag getting some traffic. Let's not forget the difference betw..." 12/Jul

    Summer Time Blues
    "Thought this was one of the easier routes to onsight - 7a seems ok - dodgey rock..." 12/Apr

    Summer Time Blues
    "Maybe the toughest route at the crag, now re-bolted at F7a. there is a new rout..." 08/Oct

    Deuce Coupe
    "Cleaned some ivy from the base of this and its neighbours" 16/Apr

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